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leu·ke·mi·a

 (lo͞o-kē′mē-ə)
n.
Any of various acute or chronic neoplastic diseases of the bone marrow in which unrestrained proliferation of white blood cells occurs, usually accompanied by anemia, impaired blood clotting, and enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.

leu·ke′mic adj. & n.

leu•ke•mi•a

(luˈki mi ə)

n.
any of several cancers of the bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of white blood cells in the tissues.
[earlier leuchaemia < German Leukämie (1848). See leuko-, -emia]
leu•ke′mic, adj., n.

leu·ke·mi·a

(lo͞o-kē′mē-ə)
Any of several cancers of the blood in which abnormal white blood cells multiply uncontrollably, eventually crowding out normal cells in the bone marrow.

leukemia

a malignancy of blood-producing tissues, characterized by proliferating immature white blood cells and infiltration of the spleen, liver, and other organs. Also leukocythemia.leukemie, leukemoid, adj.
See also: Cancer

leukemia

Cancer of the white blood cells. It affects the tissues involved in the production of blood, such as the bone marrow and lymph nodes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leukemia - malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissuesleukemia - malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by abnormal proliferation of leukocytes; one of the four major types of cancer
cancer, malignant neoplastic disease - any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
acute leukemia - rapidly progressing leukemia
chronic leukemia - slowly progressing leukemia
lymphocytic leukemia - leukemia characterized by enlargement of lymphoid tissues and lymphocytic cells in the circulating blood
histiocytic leukaemia, histiocytic leukemia, monoblastic leukaemia, monoblastic leukemia, monocytic leukaemia, monocytic leukemia - leukemia characterized by the proliferation of monocytes and monoblasts in the blood
myeloblastic leukemia - a malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; characterized by numerous myeloblasts in the blood stream
granulocytic leukemia, myelocytic leukemia - a malignant neoplasm of blood-forming tissues; marked by proliferation of myelocytes and their presence in the blood
Translations
الّلُوكِيمْيَاسرطان الدم
leukémieleukemie
leukæmi
leukemia
סרטן הדם
leukemijabjelokrvnost
fehérvérűségleukémia
kanker darahleukemia
blóðlýsahvítblæði
白血病
백혈병
leucemie
leukemi
โรคที่มีเม็ดโลหิตขาวมากเกินไป
bệnh bạch cầu

leukaemia

(American) leukemia (luːˈkiːmiə) noun
a disease that causes white blood cells to multiply abnormally in the body.

leukemia

الّلُوكِيمْيَا leukémie leukæmi Leukämie λευχαιμία leucemia leukemia leucémie leukemija leucemia 白血病 백혈병 leukemie leukemi białaczka leucemia лейкемия leukemi โรคที่มีเม็ดโลหิตขาวมากเกินไป lösemi bệnh bạch cầu 白血病

leu·ke·mi·a

n. leucemia, cáncer de la sangre;
acute lymphocytic ______ linfoncítica aguda;
aleukemic ______ aleucémica;
chronic granulocytic ______ granulocítica crónica;
chronic ______ crónica;
chronic myeloid ______ mieloide crónica;
eosinophilic ______ eosinofílica;
lymphocytic ______ linfocítica;
monocytic ______ monocítica.

leukemia

n leucemia; acute lympho-blastic o lymphocytic — leucemia linfoblástica or linfocítica aguda; acute myeloid — leucemia mieloide aguda; chronic lymphocytic — leucemia linfocítica crónica; chronic myeloid — leucemia mieloide crónica
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